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“The “Vatican of the Pizzerie”: probably the most famous pizzeria in Napoli”

L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Ranked #82 of 2,830 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Pendino
Milan, Italy
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“The “Vatican of the Pizzerie”: probably the most famous pizzeria in Napoli”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is the “Vatican of the Pizzerie”. Probably the most famous pizzeria in Napoli and possibly the best. Da Michele was already a myth well before Julia Roberts filmed a scene of her movie “Eat, Pray, Love”. When you step in for the first time, you immediately realize that this place is special, and certainly very different for the stereotype of pizza places in Italy and around the world. Difficult to say why, but certainly the basic and minimalist interiors contribute to create a special atmosphere. You go to Da Michele, for only one reason: to eat a pizza. And a pizza you will eat with your utmost satisfaction: indeed one of the best pizzas you might eat in Napoli and hence in the world. My recommendation is to keep it simple: the basic Margherita turns into a special culinary experience. All the rest, drinks, desert, side orders is purely accidental. A thorough pizza experience! And by the way, it is surprisingly good value for money. A place not to be missed for whoever wants to have a very special pizza experience.

  • Visited October 2011
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Naples, Italy
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“Margaritaaa”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

If u want to eat margarita in hometown of pizza u have to try this Pizzeria.

Visited March 2012
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york, ME
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“Excellent Pizza”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Two types of traditional pizza to choose from..both outstanding! We went at an off time, so there wasn't a wait at all. Frankly the only redeeming factor to this area of Naples!!

Visited April 2012
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Naples, Italy
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“Mrs. Picky!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

You can go to Pizzaiola Del Presidente for a much better pizza. It's not worth waiting in line for 30 minutes or more for a very average pizza at Antica Pizzeria da Michele. I would rather go to a chain pizzeria such as Fratelli La Bufala. I can assure you you'll be more satisfied with everything there!

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“Fun Experience”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Go early. We arived around 12:00 and only had two people before us. When we left there was a huge crowd waiting outside. I liked the double cheese( there's only 2 choices). We enjoyed it very much but had never had pizza quite like this. Definitely "a must do" for your Napoli experience!

Visited April 2012
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